First year Shannon McGinnis went 6-7 from the floor, 1-2 from the arc and 2-4 from the line for 15 points in leading the Geneseo women's basketball team to a 56-48 season-opening win over Wesleyan University at Old Westbury this afternoon. Geneseo led 29-25 at intermission and back-to-back layups by senior Katelyn Charbonneau capped a 14-3 run to open the second half as the Blue Knights took command of the contest. Senior Bri Dunton hit 4-7 from the floor and 3-5 from the line for 11 points with seven assists and four steals, Charbonneau finished with nine points, junior Melissa Graham scored eight points with seven rebounds and sophomore Lea Sobieraski netted eight points. Geneseo shot 43% (20-46) from the field and 68% (13-19) from the line. The Blue Knights take on Old Westbury on Sunday.
Men's Swimming & Diving
The men's swimming and diving team traveled to the Ithaca Quadrangle this afternoon, defeating Hamilton by a score of 200-87 and fallling to Hartwick, 196-102, and the host Bombers, 191-108. First year John Nasky posted the lone win of the day for Geneseo as he took the 1,000 freestyle in a pool record time of 9:28.32 to go along with a second place performance in the 500 free (4:50.71). Senior Josh Kaplan placed second in the 100 back with an ECAC-qualifying time of 53.61, took third in the 200 back with a time of 2:00.18 and led off the second place 200 medley relay team with senior C.J. Schaub, junior Austin Brennan and senior Dan Strothenke, which posted an ECAC time of 1:37.31. Geneseo's divers each earned a second place as Gian Villegas scored 237.10 on the three-meter board and Brandon Peifer scored 240.25 points on the one-meter board. The 400 freestyle relay team of senior Aaron Wagner, Schaub, first year Kenny Athans and Strothenke finished second in 3:18.94 and Schaub placed third in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:00.19. Geneseo travels to the ECAC Winter Championships on December 2-4.
Women's Swimming & Diving
The women's swimming and diving team traveled to the Ithaca Quadrangle meet today and defeated Hamilton by a score of 162-134, lost to Hartwick, 160-138, and lost to Ithaca, 174-126. First year Abby Max highlighted the performances for the Blue Wave as she won the 500 freestyle in a pool record time of 5:15.48, placed second in the 200 free in an ECAC-qualifying time of 1:57.24 and teamed with Lauren Boyce, Elyssa Max and Corinne Vairo to place second in the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:41.88. Sophomore Lily Powell won the 200 fly in 2:12.87, junior Kaitlin Wilcoxen had a pair of second places in posting a 1:09.66 in the 100 breaststroke and a 2:31.25 in the 200 breaststroke, Vairo finished third in the 500 free in 5:21.50 and senior Jade Plaschka placed third in the 100 fly in 1:01.84. Geneseo travels to the ECAC Winter Championships on December 2-4.
The Geneseo men's basketball team took on Worcester State in the consolation game of the Eastern Connecticut tournament this afternoon and dropped a tough 83-76 decision in overtime. The two teams struggled from the free throw line with Geneseo going 12-25 and Worcester hitting 16-27, but the Lancers made six of eight from the charity stripe in the overtime, while Geneseo went 1-6. The Blue Knights sent the game into overtime tied at 70 as first year Andy Drescher, who finished with 11 points on 4-7 from the field and 3-6 from the arc, hit a three-point field goal with 11 seconds remaining in regulation. In the overtime, Geneseo took a 73-70 lead as first year James McKenna hit a layup and went 1-2 from the line, but Worcester scored the next nine points in a row and hit 6-8 from the line in the final minute to seal the win. Sophomore Jordan Jones led Geneseo with 23 points on 8-13 from the field and 7-12 from the line, McKenna finished with 15 points on 5-8 from the field, 2-3 from long range and 3-4 from the line and junior Ryan Riefenhauser added nine points and six rebounds. Worcester hit 7-10 from long range, while Geneseo went 6-22 from the arc. The Blue Knights fall to 0-3 on the season and participates in the first round of the Wendy's College Classic on Wednesday, November 30.
Men's Ice Hockey
The men's ice hockey team traveled to Plattsburgh tonight to take on the sixth-ranked Cardinals and dropped a 2-0 contest. Plattsburgh scored a power play goal at 2:50 of the second period and added a second score at the 4:59 mark of the middle frame. Junior Adrian Rubeniuk made 32 saves in nets for Geneseo as the Ice Knights fall to 4-5-0 overall and 3-4-0 in SUNYAC. Geneseo hosts Morrisville on Friday, December 2.
The Geneseo equestrian team finished in third place of nine teams today at the St. Lawrence Show in Canton, N.Y. The Blue Knights had four riders earn first place awards as Julianne Batelli took first over fences in Novice, senior Katie Roberts won a first on the flat in the Open class, Stephanie Iasiello won first in Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter and Jordan Laux won a first in Walk, Trot. Geneseo's Katie Mackowiec took a second in Advanced WTC. The Blue Knights travel to Cazenovia on Sunday.